The first textiles shows of the season offered designers an array of new concepts for Spring 2014. A strong direction at the latest trend pavilions was sheer, open work fabrics. Beautifully crafted and saturated in spring palettes, these looks translate easily across a variety of markets.
Taking over where Spring 2013’s meshes, macramé’s and crochets left off, next spring’s offerings are cleaner and a bit less sporty. Cutouts on crisp woven cottons, as well as small open jacquard motifs on knits, were key – as was small, delicate perforation. “These techniques add a bit of drama and youthfulness to a look,” says Lesly Casseus, a NY-based freelance designer. “They take me back to Comme des Garçons in the 80’s. There is a newness to them and they give an unexpected novelty to a collection.”
The beauty of these fabrics is their highly novel and textured, yet edgy, nature. And because the work is done tonally in many cases, the result is discreet and highly sophisticated.
From open-weave Madagascar silks to lightweight ajour knit Tencel, the Source4Style marketplace features a range of trending open-work textiles. Carefully selected from suppliers in over 30 countries – from Austria to Korea – these truly innovative textiles offer designers a plethora of choices while they experiment with the open-work textile trend.
Read more about the open-work trending textiles on the growing Source4Style marketplace from Source4Style’s Contributing Editor Daniela Gilbert. As always, swatches are in-stock & ready to ship.